Midwives' Salaries (Rushcliffe Committee's Report)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons am ar 22 Gorffennaf 1943.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

Yes, Sir. I have received from my Noble Friend Lord Rushcliffe the Report of the Committee which I appointed under his chairmanship. The report is being presented as a Command Paper, and copies will be available to-day in the Vote Office. The House will wish to join me to-day in offering congratulations to Lord Rushcliffe and the members of the Midwives' Salaries Committee. The new agreement will, I think, serve to encourage entrants into the profession and secure a more adequate remuneration for those already engaged in it. The total annual additional cost is likely to be at least £500,000. I am to-day communicating with local authorities and the British Hospitals Association, commending to them the recommendations as to salaries, emoluments, and conditions of service. I had intended to make a statement about domiciliary midwives but in view of the length of the statement I would ask hon. Members' permission to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT with the rest of the answer.